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Portal 2 Potato sack what does it mean recruiting cpus to force faster boot sequence

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it says here: http://www.aperturescience.com/glados@home/

 

default boot scheduled to finish in 91:43:24
activating emergency distributed computing grid
GlaDOS@Home starting
recruiting cpus to force faster boot sequence

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asked 8 years ago in GeneralGeneral by anonymous  

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It's promotion of Portal 2 made by Valve.

Fan's can make Portal 2 will come out faster :)
answered 8 years ago by andrew.nobody1234 Mercenary (1,103 points)   4 19
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Basically the more time people spend playing the Potato Sack games, the sooner before its April 19 release date Portal 2 will come out.

answered 8 years ago by CBas Paragon (4,898 points)   3 8 41
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Some silly marketing gimmick to increase the hype by 10 folds.
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
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ITS NOT A GIMMICK!! it is valve's type of cleverness which is trying to excite people about the release of Portal 2 ( me included! )

basically, the more people who play the Potato Sack games, the quicker Portal 2 will release, which is why they hint at GLaDOS waking up (ie: the Portal 2 Aperture Science testing will commence <3)
answered 8 years ago by Babelfish112 Mercenary (1,000 points)   1 5 21
–1 vote
The Wonderful end of the world is already maxed out.

So go play other games to speed things up.
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
+1 vote
remember the potato clocks from back in the day. everyone is collecting potatoes to provide enough power to boot up glados and release the game early.
answered 8 years ago by jaykay Master (8,580 points)   5 7 51
–1 vote
The more players playing and earning potatoes, the closer the bar gets to releasing POrtal 2/
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
+1 vote
Just a way of saying beat an indie game and portal 2 will come out faster
answered 8 years ago by Krockett Journeyman (671 points)   1 7
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It's just a promo. "CPUs" just refers to the number of computers currently running a potato sack game. Valve is trying to encourage people to buy one or more of these games to boost sales and bring attention to some very overlooked but very worthy titles.
answered 8 years ago by nabramson Mercenary (1,899 points)   2 6 32
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It's pretty simple. The more people that play the potato sack games, the faster the bars of each game fill. When a bar is filled entirely, the counter skips 30 minutes or so. That means you are helping to release portal 2 earlier. You need to have the game running in order to count as a "current cpu".
answered 8 years ago by markitou Journeyman (714 points)   1 16
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Playing Potato sack games will boost the reboot process and therby releasing portal 2 before the original release date. For more chart and tracking,

Go to http://cpucount.zapto.org/

answered 8 years ago by gamerx1990 Mercenary (1,491 points)   2 18
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it means the more hours logfged into the selected games, the shorter wait till release of Portal 2.
answered 8 years ago by Regigigity Journeyman (643 points)   1 1 9
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It's a promotional gimmick... it's not going to do anything to your computer, don't worry.
answered 8 years ago by elcidcampeon Adept (934 points)   15
+1 vote
it was a promotion for portal2,

It got people to buy the potato indie games and get hyped up for portal 2
answered 8 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
+1 vote
Now it's finished. And players REAALLY make Portal 2 comes faster.
answered 8 years ago by tomekbralek Journeyman (654 points)   3
+1 vote
Valve created it to let Portal 1 fans make Portal 2 come out earlier then scheduled.
answered 8 years ago by Jaws444 Hero (3,876 points)   1 4 39

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